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>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. targets' day at a breach bigger than first thought. the information of one-third of americans compromised. chemical spill causes a state of emergency in west virginia. peeled told don't drink the water, don't cook with it, don't bathe in it. hundreds of new documents released by that traffic scandal in new jersey. but does the evidence lead back to governor chris christie? >> the massive data breach at
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target stores during the christmas shopping season has grown even larger. the nation's second largest data breach, what may be the second largest data breach ever. >> it does seem as though target as they're really called on wall street were really off target in how much of their customers were hacked on last month's cyberattack nationwide. the figure was 40 million it's a, and it was. they were right. but what has happened they found an additional 70 million accounts were seized taking the total to around 100 million. there is a cross over there, you add 40 million and 70 million, you get more than a 100 million
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people, but close to 100 million people. your name, your street address, your e-mail address, and card numbers for 100 million americans. that's close to one-third of the entire country. target said it's going to issue e-mails to people whose those customers who they think have been hacked. you can log on to target.com if you're worried. target ceo have said these wor words: >> reporter: now target said that customers will have zero liability for charges that may
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arise, but they it can a big financial hit when people abandoned it. in revised guidance to wall street, which is going on now target is telling wall street that basically it thinks that it's going to have an overall sales decline of about 2.5% compared to the original forecast which was flat for the same period. that's not good news at all. times are tough for all of us, but especially tough for discounters like target because they cut everything back to the bone. there is no fat in the system. it's very difficult for them to make money any other way. this was not the type of christmas present target was looking for in its stocking. >> okay, who could be responsible for this? >> reporter: it probably is not the geek with the glasses and the shorts and the flip flops
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sitting in his mom's basement doing this for a bit of fun. this is certainly organized crime on a very, very large scale. we're talking about groups of people sitting in rooms somewhere in the world really specializing in this, really working very hard to get good at it and better at it. they could be in china, russia, or syria, or be here at home in florida. you know, a clue as to how sophisticated this hack has been the is fact that it went on two and a half weeks, the original hack that trolled in those 40 million customers. but it's more than a month now since this thing started, way more than a month, and target has just got round to tell us there was another 70 million customers whose accounts were hacked. when you realize that, you realize the level of complexity that we're dealing with, and the problems that these companies face. when someone gets into a system,
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they're in and off they go and it can take a long time to realize it. >> a state of emergency is in effect for west virginia. 300,000 people are affected. thousands of gallons of a chemical used to clean coal leaked from a storage facility along the elk river this charleston. it happened yesterday. people in nine counties have been told not to drink, bathe or wash their clothes in tap water until further notice. we're live in charleston. we're talking about 300,000 people in need of water right now. what's being done to help them? >> well, tony, a lot of people right now waiting for water. we're outside of one of the shopping centers, and really you see there is a tanker here. there were 12 of these tankers brought in from fema and homeland security. but there is no one waiting out here any more. they've actually given out a water here. no word when they'll have more water. they'll have energy drinks to give away. you're talking about a lot of
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people looking for water. 300,000 people effected in the west virginia area, nine counties. this has effected the whole town, the whole area. schools were shut down, restaurant, this whole thing came to light at 10:30 in the morning when this company reported there had been a leak from their facility into the elk river. this was such an immediate concern this facility is just about a mile or so up stream from the water treatment facility, so it got in the water line very quickly into people's homes very quickly. people started to report a smell that they said was sort of like licorice or cough syrup smell. officials tested it and found that it was this toxic chemical that officials say can be dangerous. it can cause vomiting or eye irritation. the big question that surround how much of this chemical got into the water, and how serious is the risk? we heard just a bi a bit ago frm
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west virginia's governor. >> don't use tap water for cooking, cleaning, washing or bathing. at this time i do not know how long the order will last. >> reporter: so again, as you heard the governor say, and we also heard from the president of the water company we don't know how long this will last. we do know officials are working around the clock. the water company is doing a lot of tests. they're flushing the water system, smelling it, adding chemicals to oxidizing it, but it could be a matter of hours for some communities and for others a matter of days. >> i imagine we're talking about investigations behind this? >> reporter: well, yes there has been a federal investigation that has been launched. i got a statement from the u.s. attorney office, we heard from the president of the company a few minutes ago.
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he apologized for what happened. officials want to know when this happened, when they notified people and how this happened. hopefully those questions will be answered. >> jonathan martin for us in charleston, west virginia. thank you. let's get to the jobs report now. so the job numbers out today are a huge disappointment. that might be an understatement. 74,000 new jobs in december, "real money's" ali velshi is here. ali, we need to take a look at this. there were people who predicted a pretty good jobs report. >> reporter: say it, say, i thought we were going to be above 200,000. but you and i have this in common. we're both optimists. we're half glass full guy. but i can't get a half blast out of 70,000 jobs created. earlier in the week we got that private sector report that was
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really, really strong. so a lot of economists pushed higher than that. 74,000 is nothing like we've seen. the average for 2013, this is by the way december's numbers. the average for 2013 was about 183,000 a month. november was 241,000. nobody was expecting this. we saw losses in construction that was really strong. that might have been because of the weather, and we saw losses in healthcare. healthcare has not lost jobs in a single month in the last ten years. this might be an anomaly. it was disappointing. >> it's interesting. let me pick up that point with you. i've had a couple of folks on the air that suggested it might an blip, one off, an outlier, whatever the terminology is on this. but now we need to take a look at this. what it points out is that this recovery is not going to be a smooth line that it's going to be jagged, zigzagging all over
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the place. >> the biggest problem with the economy is it's by forekated. people with money are doing well. if you have a house, you have stocks, you're doing well. if you don't have those things you're as badly off as you were five years ago. but the recovery is chugging along. it's jagged at the bottom, and that's exactly the case. >> what else are you looking at. you're spending time with these numbers. what else are you looking at? >> you know i'm big on social media. i got a tweet from a guy who said if i give him $1,000 he'll get me 100,000 followers. should small businesses be buying fans and followers. >> i'll skip that segment, i got in a little trouble. i appreciate it. thank you. hundreds of new documents released today related to the political revenge traffic scandal in new jersey. this comes one day after governor chris christie apologized for the huge problems
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caused by lane closures at the george washington bridge, the biggest bridge in the world, and fired a top aide at the center of the scandal. david shuster has been looking at the documents. >> there is nothing in the documents that appears to undermine governor christie's contention that he was not involved in the bridge scandal, and did not know about his staff's action until this week. but e-mails released by the panel probing the bridge scandal do raise new questions about the lengths staff would have had to have gone to keep christie in the dark. a dozen agency officials with the decision to shut down access to the bridge was critical. quote:
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>> reporter: one of the e-mails went to david samson, chairman of the port authori authority, t with chris christie the week before, and his chief of staff asked him to carry out the lane closure. christie expressed confidence that samson was not involved. yet in another september e-mail david wildsteen, who christie appointed to the potter authority, who took the fifth, he wrote, quote, we are appropriately samson helping to retaliate. an effort to keep the controversy under wraps. you see the lane closures. he wrote, i'm on to the office to discuss. taking together the documents released paints a picture of the bridge and the public anger, and in this e-mail one official
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wrote just get off the phone with the fort lee police department chief who is not happy about our new traffic pattern. lawmakers that released these documents plan to issue subpoenas next week to some of the governor's key staff members. the investigators believe the e-mails raise new questions for the aides and appointees of the port authority, all of whom for now are staying silent. >> appreciate it. stay klose. south sudan said it will begin to use it's--pardon me--to fight rebels. the conflict is escalating even though both sides insist they are working towards an cease-fire. 184,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. many have run to u.n. bases for safety. now more than 30,000 people have need to nearby countries.
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the only international journalist there, and we have this exclusive report. >> reporter: people are still trying to get out of unity state in south you dan. but the doors to this cargo plane have been closed. for now only the wound ready being flown out. most are soldiers injured during weeks of fighting. a few civilians are allowed on board. many women and children. they leave behind a community trying to recover from weeks of fighting. government officials say they have recaptured the counsel of bentiu. some of those killed during the fighting still have not been buried. there is an overwhelming sense of loss here. >> the murders and the children are killed, som many of them art
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buried. i was unable to sleep at all. this is not the nation that we wanted. this is not the home that we wanted. >> reporter: many people have not returned. >> there are no civilians here. the place is deserted. when the fighting started some ran to the u.n. base. others went as far to the capitol. >> reporter: production at this processing facility has stopped. it's one of the oil stations where crude oil is processed before being sent to sudan along the pipelines. government blames the rebels for the destruction. >> they have destroyed the facility for processing of crude, and they have removed all electronic machines in the operation rooms. they removed all assets that
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belonged to the staff, and they have destroyed so many facilities in the oil fields. >> reporter: some believe the past struggles between the president and former vice president is tearing communities apart. they will convince more people that it's safe to go back home, but it may be more difficult. >> speaking to reporters, saying government forces have turned to looting in bentiu. >> the forces in bentiu town, and the latest information that i'm receiving from the ground is
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that the government forces have already started looting property, they're killing women and children. this is what is happening in bentiu, and now they're saying that they're burning some parts. this is what is happening in bentiu. >> the rebels insist on having 11 political rebels freed so political negotiations can move forward. kenya have taken on thousands of people from south sudan and hundreds more are crossing the border every day. but supplies and shelters are start to go run out at camps. they were designed to handle the recent flows of refugees. >> reporter: susan and her two children walked for seven days, the travel included a ferry, car and a truck before reaching the refugee camps. then they've been sitting in the open waiting for shelter.
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>> i came with my children. my husband, i don't know where he is now. innocent people are killed for no reason, and they don't even know why. >> reporter: home to more 120,000 refugees in various east africa countries, it was built to sake in south sudanese refugees after the civil war. after independence from sudan in 2011 many should nobody their new country but instead this. >> it's extremely disturbing because i was here at this center around 2005 when we first moved, launched, and after all these years i'm back here again, and people are coming from south sudan. >> reporter: some 600 refugees cross into kenya every day. there have been roughly 6,000 new arrivals here since the fighting began in mid december.
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the majority are women and children. camp officials say they've had several cases of unaccompanied minors coming through. unlike others who fled to uganda where they can farm their own food, refugees here are in an air rid area, they're entirely dependent on hand outs. >> people have gone without food for days as they hid in the bush to escape the fighting. what is offered here may not be much, but at least they're not starving. >> but she doesn't know what to feed her eighth-month-old twins. now she's giving them cold milk. it's a miracle they escaped alive but she says this barely counts as living. >> we're tired. we have nothing left not even clothes. our country is destroyed. >> reporter: despite challenges like overcrowding right now there is security for thousands of refugees no one here wants to talk politics.
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they're all encouraged to leave the tension behind. al jazeera, kenya. >> the obama administration is getting involved in utah's gay marriage fight. why the feds say the unions are legal. that's next. the climate change is making the west more vulnerable. future storms could be as dangerous as east coast hurricanes.
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>> both countries had been in a diplomatic sparing match after an indian envoy was arrested and strip-searched in new york late last year. she returned home just a few hours ago. we have the latest. >> reporter: her arrival was meant to end the diplomatic spat between india and the united states.
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>> i just want to thank my nation for the support they've given me. that's it. thank you. >> reporter: but as she landed events took a new turn. india has asked an american diplomat posted in new delhi to leave, accusing the official involvement in the case. this is the latest in the stand off that began almost one month ago when the indian diplomat was arrested in new york city despite being granted diplomatic immunity a grand jury in the united states has indicted her for charge including visa fraud. before she left new york the indian diplomat told the press trust of india these charges against me are false and basically. i look forward to proving them wrong. however, the nanny at the center of this diplomatic row stands by her accusations of mistreatment in a statement released by the organization representing her, richards said when i decided to come to the united states my hope was to work for a few years
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to support my family and then return to india. i never thought things would get so bad here that i would work so much that i did not have time to sleep, eat or have time to myself because of this treatment i requested that i return to india, but that request was denied. but in india it's the government's response to america's treatment of the diplomat and not the nanny's case that has been the focus of attention. many indians welcome new delhi's removal of security barrier from outside of the u.s. embassy and the withdrawal of diplomatic privileges traditionally extended to consular officials. >> we should show the u.s. we are equals. we should not be pressured by america or any other developed nation. >> she's representing india in the u.s. and i as an indian think u.s. involvement i.
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>> domestic political pressures have played a part in the indian government handling of this case. >> a new twist in the battle over gay marriage in utah. the obama administration announced it will recognize the union's 1300 same-sex marriages in utah as legal. this comes after the utah state government said it would not recognize the marriages given the issue is still winding its way through the courts. in a video posted to the state department's website attorney general erik holder said federal marriage benefits would be granted to same-sex couples who were married in utah despite the state law. major storms could be as destructive as two coastal
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communities on the west coast as winter storms have been to the east coast and midwest this year. beach erosion is already causing problems on the california coast, making changes like rising sea levels a real danger. that has cities like los angeles searching for ways to adjust. brian joins us at marina del rey in california. brian? >> reporter: the tide is out at marina del rey, but we're just a couple of feet oversea level. the new study said that the ocean level could rise by two feet by 2050. so that los angeles really needs to start thinking about engineering a future in which they can defend themselves against raging coastal storms. >> the dangers is that we have more severe storms, bigger waves, and when those are coupled with high tides we'll see more flooding.
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we'll see more flooding in those coastal areas. >> reporter: in the potential danger are coastal areas, the famous venice beach. this power plant will be at risk to flooding. beaches in southern california and beyond may have to build barriers to homes along the coast. los angeles said it needs to do it in the next few years. not when it becomes an emergency. >> that's where we expect to see the most flooding. there are the communities that have the most social vulnerabl vulnerability. the populations that are least able to deal with problems. >> there are people in rental units and poor populations that live in low lying coastal areas that could be hit. you lose the beach in california, you lose 40 million
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tourist as year. >> brian. thank you. the u.s. government has a warning for americans headed to the winter olympics. the concerns over terror threats in russia coming up. also nearly 100 american troops died trying to save the iraqi city of fallujah from insurgents. a decade later the city falls again. we'll hear from a marine who are wawasthere in 2004.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories. a chemical leak in a river has prompted a state of emergency. officials are advising people do not drink, bathe cook using tap water. a chemical used to process coal was leaked into the elk river. 300,000 people across the state are affected. hundreds of new documents
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have been released connected to the revenge scandal in new jersey. they do not appear to undermine governor chris christie's contention that he was not involved. but some raise questions the lengths his staff would have had to go to keep christie in the dark. lawmakers who released the documents will try to issue subpoenas to get testimony under oath. target data breach affected more shoppers than thought. roughly 70 million americans were crow miced. that's on top of the 40 million whose credit card data was stolen. there is a risk of terrorist activity, lisa stark from washington, d.c. what prompted ithis alert? >> it's not unusual for the
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state department to issue an alert like this, they did it for the 2008 summer olympics in china. it does say that u.s. citizens should remain attentive regarding their personal security at all times. avoid large crowds for example, and they said please exercise good adjustment. the state department points out in the last couple of months there have been three suicide terrorist attacks bombings against public transportation in the city about 600 miles from sochi where the olympics will be held, and there is terrorist activity in the region and threats have been made against the olympics. so a very strong warning tonight from the state department. >> sure is. what can you tell bus security precautions that are taking place over there? >> reporter: well, we're told that the russians this week are really starting to ratchet up the security.
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they expect 100,000 security personnel on site that is police, that is the army, also rescue personnel as well. the fbi is sending over a couple dozen agents to work with russian intelligence stationed in sochi and moscow. the two big airports in moscow have announced anyone traveling through those airports, any passengers will not be allowed to bring any liquids in their carry on luggage. lots of different measures will be in place to try to ensure that these games go off smoothly and safely. >> lisa stark for us in washington itself. for the first time the u.s. government is naming two armed libyan groups and their leaders as terrorists for their suspected roles in the bengahzi terrorist attack. they're accused of carrying out the attacks. both groups were formed after the fall of libyan leader
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moammar qaddafi in 2011. residents from fallujah are returning home. iraq is trying to take control k control. fallujah andrea mad di ,it could turn tribal leaders against the government. at least 60 civilians have been killed and 300 wounded since the offensive began. earlier, my apologize. i spoke with a veteran of one of the initial battles for fallujah. matthew was one who fought for control back in 2004. i asked him about what he saw. >> the initial invasion, the part is you had the first four
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days which was get all the marines in the city. you had your objectives, and once you hit the middle of the city eventually the tactics changed. the tactics were search and clear every building in the city. so the fighting turned street by street, house by house, room by room. and there was a marine in every single room of every single building in that entire city. so you had a fight street by street, house by house, room by room. there will be days welding clearing 20 houses a day. there would be days that you clear 60 house as day. the night rolls in, and you set up boobie traps. you set up watches, and you go to sleep. and the enemy could be next to you. you wake up the next morning and you go back to clearing operations. >> paint a scenario for me. if i asked you to recall for me
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one of the more challenging operations you were a part of what would you say to me? >> well, when it comes to more challenging parts two days come out of my mind, novembe november 13th, and novembe november 22nd. those were two days were the november 13th there was a squad, my squad, and lieutenant radio operator, some attachments to my squad, 13, 14 men, and there was a house with 31 insurgents waiting for us. the first team went in, kicked the door and opened the hornets' nest. it turned into a 40 minute fight where we didn't have any kia, a few were wounded and many ended dead. my squad, we went to a house, and there were up to four
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insurgents waiting for us in the house. this time the attack changed. instead of attacking us in the court yard, they lured us in a few rooms into the house. which my fire team got hit. initially my team leader was killed. one of my buddies was wounded, and it started in a fire fight. no squad got involved. later on in the evening they took several wounded as well. >> you know, it's stories like that when you describe those two instances, you understand why the peoplthe american people por poll say they're tired of conflicts overseas and don't want boots on the ground. do you share that opinion? would you like to see american forces back on the ground to recapture that city to secure that city, to return it to the state that you left it in? >> well, with every situation,
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the situation dictates. i can't say go back. i can't say go fight a war. every war is its own situation. with iraq, you know, we gave them ten years. the old saying a gift given has no value. the iraqis let the insurgents take over or were forced to let the insurgents take over the city of fallujah. we eliminated the threat and handed the city back over to them, ten years later the insurgents are back. so why--you can't really say this or that should be the best way, but if the gift given has no value, and we take the city back for them, for the iraqis from the insurgents and give it back, it acts as a gift of its own, and apparently the iraqis didn't value it. >> boy, our thanks to former marine matthew ranbarger for
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that discussion. people in pakistan want to give the nation's highest medal of honor. he has been called a hero. >> reporter: the hashtag is brave heart. on january 6th this ninth grader noticed a suicide-bomber approaching his school. this was in the northwest part of pakistan in a village rangu right there. he first noticed the suicide-bomber. he first threw rocks at him. the suicide-bomber was dressed in school attire. then he went over and attacked him. the explosives went off, and they died. people are now calling him a hero. tim o'brien writes: >> reporter: also on facebook a facebook page was started for
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him saying we want the highest civil award for him. the former pakistan ambassador, she tweeted earlier say, he is pakistan's pride. give him a medal, at least. another young one with heart-stopping courage. he's being compared to mallala. she said she would give the family half a million rupees. one person said, mallala fought intellectually to save her school. he fought physically to save his school. nancy tweeted out earlier, so i read all about that pakistani boy that decide stopping that suicide-bomber, i cried and cried and cried.
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take a look at this, tony. quoting william shakespeare, cowards die many times before their deaths. the valiant never taste death but once. >> wow. congress send $1.4 billion to louisiana after hurricanes ravaged the state. but some of that money still has not been used. >> reporter: we're in new orleans' lower ninth ward which block after block is decimated still nine years later from hurricane katrina. now afterwards hurricane rita at a, hurricane gustav, and the state is sitting on $1.5 billion that could go tory building neighborhoods like this. much of it is earmarked for schools, businesses, the rebuilding of neighborhoods.
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the fact is the money is still sitting there and not put to developments. i'll walk you through here a little bit. this is a very small apartment complex here in the lower ninth ward that is a total shell. it was flooded out during hurricane katrina like so many places in the city. but in particular the lo lower ninth ward, it was hit the hardest. you can see the pure december imagination, an--december--decd. we asked for a response as to where the money is. we've been waiting for that. we're waiting for the answers. we'll continue to press them and find out exactly what is going on with the $1.5 billion, and when that money will be funneled into places like this.
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>> al jazeera's robbed ra robern new orleans for us. david shuster is with us. >> reporter: tony, u.s. officials of the u.s. aforce say two officers overseeing nuclear armed missiles at a base in montana responsible for missiles that are launched like that, they're under investigation for illegal drugs. the addition closure has been proven especially embarrassing to the pentagon because it came at the same time that chuck hagel visited bases in montana and nebraska. the two officers have been barred from their duty and stripped of access to information. the obama administration wants to forget contractors cgi
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federal, so it decided to end its relationship. cgi demonstrated it is not effective enough in fixes problems. the administration plans to sign a new year-long $90 million deal with a different contractor accenture. attention all g-mail users. you may be getting items in your inbox from people you don't know. google has a feature that allows anyone with a google plus account to send e-mail to g mail users. there is an opt out function, and every g mail user will get an e-mail from the company to set the opt out on your privacy cities. marijuana sales in colorado have topped more than $5 million. that's only the first week. legalized sales again januar january 1st. one business owner described business as non-stop, and one
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big problem for legal pot sellers, they can't get bank accounts because marijuana is banned by federal law meaning they have to handle large amounts of cash, and that is governed by federal law. >> $5 million in a week. >> reporter: if you do the math, how much of that goes to the state? 25% to 30%, over the year? the state is making $100 million. >> appreciate it. thank you. have a good weekend. coming up on al jazeera america. a unique program that is helping people with cerebral palsy. how wheelchair karate is helping with strength and confidence. new innovations that will help save lives when tornadoes hit.
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i'm phil tores. coming up this week on techknow. techknow's shini somara goes straight into the storm. winds of 150 miles per hour. but this twister is created in the lab. >> i'm at the national wind institute where they can actually recreate a tornado. >> now science and technology take on mother nature. >> who wins? >> it's completely fine. >> techknow. sunday 7:30 eastern on al jazeera america.
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>> how about this, french president hollande is threaten to sue a newspaper that saids he was having an affair with an french actress. he has never married and lives with his long-time partner. we suffered through the frigid cold but another form of extreme weather tornadoes hit the center of the country. oklahoma became synonymous with disaster. now azte as techno shows us, its is more coming from labs. >> a tornado was captured in
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time lapse video that went viral. >> we have large debris in the air. >> i think if you live in tornado alley, it needs to be a priority. you need to have a shelter. >> 300 miles from moore in a lab at texas tech university they make storm shelters a reality. >> what we have here is an air canon. it's called boomer. virtual potato launcher on steroids. >> it performance tests on a variety of buildings. some of them failed. through trial and error innovation came in the form of reinforcement and engineering. >> so should we load the canon? >> load the canon, okay. let's do that. >> wow.
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>> 103 mph. >> 103? it's completely fine. >> this particular wall is what we call double wide. you've got one wall of brick here and another wall of brick here. then there is a four-inch cavity full of concrete and reinforcement steel. >> pretty cool stuff here to discuss the complicated process scientists are going through in creating and testing these innovations. >> it was pretty amazing to seee the 2-4 lumber going through walls. that just shows how powerful the tornadoes can be, that they can lift massive objects like this. >> i'm wondering has there been any field testing of structures, and when might we see some of that based on this kind of design? >> well, the work they're doing
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at tex texas tech to take debrid launch them at walls. that is the type of object that is carried by tornadoes. it's an estimate of the kinds of things that would hit structures. the thing is with tornadoes it's not necessarily the actually, tornadoes themselves that are dangerous. it's what the tornadoes carry. the faster the tornado, the more power it has to lift objects in the air. that's what causes the destruction of buildings and ultimately puts lives at risk. >> is there a push to put this kind of new design, this kind of technology, the cement and the brick here, into new school construction? >> it is difficult to retrofit buildings because, you know, this involves building new forms of construction based on the
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advice of texas tech university. it involves different walls and design compared to conventional way of building schools. it has to start from scratch, but some schools we visited one in a segment in oklahoma and they did use the advice from texas tech university to construct a gym that doubles up aas a community shelter, and it seems to be very effective. >> you can watch the full report this sunday at 7:30 eastern on "techknow." martial arts is not something that you usually associate with people in wheelchairs. when we heard about a class of people with limited mobility are learning karate, we wanted to know more. we sent roxana out to spend a day with the students. >> it was a great day with the students. close to 800,000 americans have cerebral palsy, a condition caused by brain damage and it limits their ability to move. now some of them are using
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karate to gain confidence and strength. >> kerry has been teaching karate for 25 years. two years ago he began leading a class unlike any that he knows ever taught. >> the people here don't dependent on the use of their legs. >> the students here all have cerebral palsy. some are deaf and have learning disabilities. all have limited body limit. angel has been in an wheelchair since he was an infant. he focuses on moving his arms. these students learn many of the same moves as other students in martial arts. they gain upper body strength by pushing themselves off their seats. here karate is less about self defense and learning more about trying to focus and manage
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stress. for students like kenny and his girlfriend angie, it's a booth to his confidence. >> i'm not a fighter, but when it comes to angie, if she's in trouble, i'll fight, i'll fight to the death. >> karate is making students stronger. >> back at home in the bronx angel lives with with his parents in public housing. his mom helps him with life's most basic activities although she has noticed karate has made him more flexibility. >> what are your hopes? >> i want him to become independent. he better get married. yeah, you're going to get married. >> most people with cerebral palsy will never be independent, and right now there is no cure. but karate is giving a sense of inner strength. >> a person in a wheelchair
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might not necessarily believe that they can learn something like this. it's completely empowering. >> 75 students are taking the classes through united cerebral palsy in new york city. they hope to expand to other locations in. future. >> we like that instructor. >> reporter: two students tested for brown belt, so they were celebrating. >> that is cause for celebration. thank you. good story. rebecca stevenson has a check on the weather just ahead, and then it is real money with ali velshi. >> reporter: the bad jobs report practically no one saw coming and what it means for america's economic recovery. friends for sale and why some small businesses are buying. plus we get ready to hit the road for the detroit auto show. all that and more on real money.
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>> meteorologist: from the
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northeast to the northwest we have major storms moving in, causing all kinds of warnings to watch out for whether it's flooding or snow across both coast lines. let's talk weekend. because the snow is gone now for the northeast. it started the morning as we had cold temperatures in place, and freezing rain as well. icy roadways but warm air moving in. it's part of the reason why we have the freezing rain with the warm air on top of the cold air in place. temperatures warm and we have rain. boy there is going to be a lot of it. we have the freezing rain advisory continuing for parts of up state new york and maine. that will expire as we get into our overnight hours. the wind that we're concerned about from mancheste from manhao massachusetts, expect the wind advisory to go at a place from noon to 9:00 into the evening. now we also have the northwest
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dealing with powerful winds on the coast we'll get those winds that will get up to 60 to 70 mph. but they'll be stronger if not as strong as we close the northwest into montana as well. right now a lot of rainfall, snow levels are high for the cascades, but they will be coming down for tomorrow. tonight it will be rain tomorrow afternoon it will be snow and ice. down to 3,000 to 2,000 feet tomorrow night. we have all our winter weather advisories in place. parts of central idaho and avalanche concerns, here in the west. we have an avalanche warning the danger is high. meaning travel not encouraged ouout of bounds in any of the si resorts, but the passes will be maintained.
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>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york. i'm tony harris with a look at tonight's top stories. target said the data breach in december effected more shoppers than first thought. personal information on roughly 70 americans was compromised on top of the 40 million whose credit card information was stolen. a chemical spill left 300,000 people without drinking water in west virginia. new jersey officials have released hundreds of new documents related to the traffic revenges scandal. they don't appear to under mine governor chris

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